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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    China speeds up transformation of yuan into global currency after crisis

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:26am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... in the wake of the global financial crisis, as investors yanked capital from the comparatively innocent emerging markets and sent it straight to the very country that had started all the trouble. ... year since 2008. More than 10,000 global financial institutions are doing business in China’s currency, up from 900 in 2011. Dozens of countries hold yuan in their foreign-exchange reserves. ...

  2. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Beijing's political ties crucial to liberalising the yuan

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Liao said: "Going forward, Hong Kong will remain to be the biggest offshore yuan centre, as it is designed as the international financial centre under the 'one country, two ...

  3. Business - Money - CURRENCIES

    Yuan proves to be a bulwark against strong US dollar in Asia

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:55am by Jeanny Yu

    ... of the resilience it has shown since the 2008 global financial crisis. The yuan strengthened again yesterday after the central bank boosted the currency's reference rate after a week-long holiday ...

  4. Business - Companies - CURRENCIES

    Soaring greenback poses earnings threat to US companies

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 12:14pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Third-quarter profit-growth expectations for S&P 500 companies have fallen to 6.4pc from about 11pc two months ago as currency gains ground Surging dollar to hit U.S. profits They were the bank assets nobody would touch during Europe's financial crisis. Late payments on credit cards, underwater mortgages and failed loans to small businesses. Now ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Mainland Chinese banks eye Luxembourg as euro zone hub

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by Toh Han Shih

    ... will boost Luxembourg's role as a renminbi hub, said Nicolas Mackel, chief executive of Luxembourg for Finance, the agency responsible for promoting Luxembourg as a financial centre. "This ...

  6. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Hong Kong dollar stable despite Occupy Central unrest

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Bloomberg

    ... the global financial crisis. While a measure of currency price swings jumped to 0.6 per cent, it failed to breach a high in March, when pro-democracy protests started to reach a head. The measure climbed to 1.6 per cent during the global financial meltdown in 2008, after peaking at 3.5 per cent at the end of the 1990s Asian crisis. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have flooded ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    G20 regulators agree on plan to minimise currency manipulation

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Reuters

    ... incentives for manipulation while at the same time still ensuring the fix is fit for purpose by generating a replicable market price," the Financial Stability Board (FSB) said in its final report on forex benchmarks. The Global Financial Markets Association, which represents international foreign exchange dealers, welcomed the recommendations. "As the report highlights, ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan to start direct trading with euro today

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by Bloomberg

    ... Australian and New Zealand dollars, the British pound and the Japanese yen. The yuan ranked seventh for global payments last month and more than a third of the world's financial institutions have used it for transfers to the mainland and Hong Kong, the Society for Worldwide International Financial Telecommunications said last week. "It's a fresh step forward ...

  9. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Surging yuan trade sees Russia tilt towards China

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... year. Gazprom and its Chinese partner, China National Petroleum Corp, the country's biggest oil and gas producer, have so far declined to comment on the financial details of the accord. ...

  10. Business - Money - CURRENCIES

    Dim sum bonds open new profits path for investors in Taiwan

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by Jeanny Yu

    ... levels in Hong Kong, London or Singapore. “Taiwan is not a well-developed financial centre like Hong Kong or London. If it wants to become a major offshore yuan centre, it has to open up its yuan ...




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